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a-posteriori

Arguments a posteriori, are drawn from effect, consequences or facts; in opposition to reasoning a priori, or from causes previously known.... Read More

abaddon

ABAD'DON, n. [Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. to be lost, or destroyed, to perish.] 1. The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit. Rev. ix. 2. The bottomless pit.... Read More

abasement

ABA'SEMENT, n. The act of humbling or bringing low; also a state of depression, degradation, or humiliation.... Read More

abdicate

AB'DICATE, v.t. [L. abdica; ab and dico, to dedicate, to bestow, but the literal primary sense of dico is to send or thrust.] 1. In a general sense, to relinquish, renounce, or abandon. 2. To abandon an office or trust, without a formal resignation to those who conferred it, or without their consent... Read More

abelonians

ABE'LIANS, ABELO'NIANS or A'BELITES, in Church history, a sect in Africa which arose in the reign of Areadius; they married, but lived in continence after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel, and attempted to maintain the sect by adopting the children of others.... Read More

abhor

ABHOR', v.t. [L abhorreo, of ab and horreo, to set up bristles, shiver or shake; to look terrible.] 1. To hate extremely, or with contempt; to lothe, detest or abominate. 2. To despise or neglect. Ps. xxii. 24. Amos vi. 8. 3. To cast off or reject. Ps. lxxix. 38.... Read More

abide

ABI'DE, v. i. pert. and part. abode. abada, to be, or exist, to continue; W. bod, to be; to dwell, rest, continue, stand firm, or be stationary for anytime indefinitely. Class Bd. No 7.] 1. To rest, or dwell. Gen. xxix 19. 2. To tarry or stay for a short time. Gen. xxiv. 55. 3. To continue permanent... Read More

abolish

ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.] 1. To make void; to annul; to abrogate; applied chiefly and appropriately to established laws, contracts, rites, customs and institutions - as to abolish laws by a repeal, actual or virtual. 2. To destroy, or put an end to; as to abolish... Read More

abominable

ABOM'INABLE, a. [See Abominate.] 1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome. 2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses. 3. Unclean. Levit. vli.... Read More

atonement

ATO'NEMENT, n. 1. Agreement; concord; reconciliation, after enmity or controversy. Rom. 5. Between the Duke of Glo'ster and your brothers. 2. Expiation; satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing or suffering that which is received in satisfaction for an offen... Read More

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